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World Book Day - Year 3

On world book day Year 3 enjoyed dressing up as some of their favourite book characters, including Mr Toad, Robin Hood, The Queen of Hearts, Tom Gates and many more. During the morning’s whole school assembly they eagerly awaited the result of the 500 words competition, which they all took part in and entered, and loved seeing all the other children and members of staff in their costumes.

For the rest of the morning, the children worked on their own knight legends that they have been writing, based on the inspiring legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. This is a text which we have been exploring with our learning in the two weeks leading up to world book day, through art, drama, dance and music!

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World Book Day - Year 2

Last week Year 2 had a fantastic World Book Day celebrating their love of reading. They enjoyed writing their own book reviews, innovating traditional tales and using drama to act as their favourite characters.

The children chose their favourite book to review, explaining the most exciting parts and how the author captured their imagination. They also changed the lead characters in their chosen traditional tales and retold the stories in their own words.

Katie said, “My favourite part of World Book Day was dressing up, but I also loved acting as my favourite character whilst enjoying the snow”.  Annabel added, “the 500 Word Challenge was brilliant. I really enjoyed hearing the winners announced in the whole school assembly. I think it was really inspirational”.  Ewan was extremely enthusiastic about his book review, “I really hope it encourages other children to read my favourite book because I know they’ll love it too!”.

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World Book Day - Reception

The reception class children loved dressing up as their favourite book character for World Book Day on Thursday 1st March. We had a variety of different characters including The Highway Rat, princesses, the Gruffalo, animals, Robin Hood, Harry Potter and a burglar. During the day we enjoyed attending the whole school assembly but the most exciting part of the day was playing in the snow!

To celebrate World Book Day we had a visit from the author Tanya Landman on Wednesday 28th February. Tanya brought in some special puppets for us to meet and used them to tell us the story of ‘The Fisherman and his Wife’. During the story all the children joined in with actions and key phrases from the story.

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World Book Day - Year 1

Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day on 1 March, and the snow was definitely a highlight! 

Throughout the week the children completed various activities revolving around different books and styles of writing. They created their own drama performances based on the story Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss. On World Book Day they were very good at describing their characters and thoroughly enjoyed talking to author Tanya Landman and listening to one of her stories. They are now looking forward to reading some of her books in class.

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World Book Day

Excitement is building for the beginning of our World Book Day celebrations! Tomorrow, the author Tanya Landman will be visiting and delivering talks to all of the children in the school around her life and career. She is the acclaimed author of the ‘Flotsam and Jetsam’ books, as well as the ‘Murder’ series. On Thursday, children will be coming to school dressed as their favourite literary character. The whole school will attend a special World Book Day assembly, when the much anticipated winners of the 500 words competition will be announced and read out. They will also take part in a range of activities rooted in the school’s love of fiction. The author and illustrator Simon James will be visiting school on Friday. He has written and illustrated popular picture books, such as ‘Baby Brains’ and ‘The Boy from Mars’ and will be sharing his tips and experiences with the children.



School Disco Reception, Yr 1, 2 & 3

The Reception classes, Years 1, 2 and 3 enjoyed their school disco on Friday evening. There were some very smart and sparkly outfits, many adorned with ties, braces, crowns and handbags.

With the disco lights on and the music thumping the children were off. There were some dancing couples, some congas and some original dance moves. The dancing competition was a big hit, with prizes going to the best dancers on the night! Some children had been practising their moves for a week or 2!

It is always lovely to see children out of school and enjoying themselves on a Friday night.

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24 Hour Run ..what a success!

The 24 hour run was a huge success and kickstarted the school’s Ethiopia fundraising. Broadclyst  and Westclyst Primary school children lined the corridors, playgrounds and halls to cheer on the three teachers who set themselves the challenge of running throughout the night and following day. The event started at 3pm and throughout the long evening Miss Fox, Miss Smith and Miss Clarke were joined by many of their supportive colleagues who picked out time slots to help with the exhausting challenge. Parents and children were able to skype in and view the running taking place on the treadmill that was situated in the Hall for the entire event.

On Friday morning the teachers were feeling extremely tired and beginning to ache but were greeted by many cheers, supportive waves and kind donations which spurred them on to continue. Throughout the day each class from Broadclyst and Westclyst came along in their PE kits to support the teachers running. They took part in circuits, dances and ran alongside the running machine to keep spirits up. All children were keen to take part and join in with the fun of the day. The event ended at 3pm Friday, when the teachers completed a victory lap around the school playground and crossed the red line.

We were overwhelmed with the generosity and kindness that many people showed for the event. We are now well on our way to reaching our goal. Your money will enable us to deliver projects and lessons to under privileged children in a country that is much less fortunate than ours.

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Year 3 Drumming Workshop

Year 3 excitedly participated in a drumming workshop in the school hall on Tuesday 20th February. 

The pupils were all provided with a drum in a wide variety of different sizes by the visiting tutor Alan Kerr and began the session by experimenting with their drum and listening to the wide variety of sounds created around the room.  

They then completed the session by using the rhythm ‘1,2,3 banana’ which was used to create a high quality final piece of music based around small group work.  Ellen found the session ‘amazing’ while Harry thought the opportunity to play the drums was ‘brilliant’.

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